Navigating a career fair can be daunting. Walking into a room of university or business representatives and trying to strike up a conversation is not easy, especially if you are attempting to work that conversation into a job opportunity. I’ve walked through career fairs a few times, so I know how it feels to be in this somewhat nerve-wracking position. The best advice I can give to someone looking to navigate a career fair is that the representatives that are attending sincerely want to be there and are genuinely interested in helping you glean information about that school or business. This advice may seem obvious and cliché, but it has helped me in the past. By being a Career Peer, I have been able to interact with these representatives and they are always happy to be there. They always arrive ready to help students and ready to answer any questions they may have. Knowing that the representatives are genuinely interested in helping has made it easier for me to start conversations with them. So next time you find yourself in a career fair, just remember that the people you are talking to are only there to help you find your way.
Public Policy & Political Science
UNC UCS Career Peer